Dragonshift

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Rare

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Dragonshift

Instant

Until end of turn, target creature you control becomes a 4/4 blue and red Dragon, loses all abilities, and gains flying.

Overload {3}{U}{U}{R}{R} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

Dragonshift Discussion

chadsansing on Divergent Kykar

2 weeks ago

Pretty sweet Destiny/Divergent/Polymorph pairing. Any thought of running Day of the Dragons or Dragonshift as alt win cons?

Chhris on Adeliz Louis Armstrong muscle wizard beatdown

2 months ago

Since you've got a token theme going on here, would Release the Gremlins be a better fit than By Force ? also, Vandalize is a good artifact removal spell regardless.

I think Dragonshift will be amazing for turning all those wizards into flying 4/4 dragons and could potentially be a big game-winner.

Great deck! +1

Chhris on Izzet Valuetown - Multicolored Goodstuff

3 months ago

Am I right in thinking you want this to be only and going for only gold/multicoloured bordered cards? Thats cool I like that :)

Would Dragonshift fit your game plan as a bit of a finisher??

Dunno if you run enough sorceries or instants for Melek, Izzet Paragon and Mizzix of the Izmagnus respectably. But they would both be on flavour as Izzet Cards. Also Cloven Casting will be fun also :)

Citridon on Pun-der Twin Powers, Activate

4 months ago

It's really only looking to hit a storm count of 4-6. The idea being that Lathliss, Dragon Queen + Scourge of Valkas turns into (2x*2x) damage, where x is the number of copies of Dragonstorm. At 4 copies, that's 64 damage.

Will Kenrith has done enough heavy lifting with his minus 2 that the deck hasn't really needed a lot of cantrips and free spells to hit that count, and so I've largely kept the spell-space flush with less combo-oriented cards.

I built it from cards I had lying around extra, at first, so there are spots I'm looking to upgrade as i get new cards. Dragonshift is cool and flashy, but doesn't do a lot relative to its cost without enough bodies or tokens that I'm probably already winning. Prophetic Bolt is just a little weaker than I'd like. Imprisoned in the Moon and Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip are both good for what I wanted them to do, but in time I'd like to get them converted to Instants or Sorceries doing the same job.

I'll keep my eyes open for another card advantage planeswalker, but on Arcanis I ended up skipping him since the Niv Mizzets ended up doing a similar job while working a second angle

I_TappedWrong on Ya' Basic - Temur EDH

9 months ago

have you thought about Dragonshift for your "big army"

Kogarashi on If I cast a Dragonshift ...

9 months ago

Riverfall Mimic's oracle text reads "Whenever you cast a spell that's both blue and red," so its ability will trigger when you cast Dragonshift. The ability will go on the stack above Dragonshift and resolve first, turning the Mimic into a 3/3 unblockable creature. Dragonshift will then resolve, turning the mimic into a 4/4 dragon that is no longer unblockable (due to the "loses all abilities" portion of the spell). You also won't be able to re-trigger the mimic's ability, as that will also be gone until end of turn.

Pal00ka on Hail the Eldrazi

1 year ago

-2 lands and more mana rocks that are Fellwar Stone, Darksteel Ingot, Izzet Cluestone, Izzet Keyrune, Wayfarer's Bauble, Iron Myr, Silver Myr, etc. The main reason is the more mana rocks you can play T1-3 the better Saheeli's 2nd +1 will be when she hits the board.

I think focusing on outlets that make artifact tokens would be fun and have synergy with Saheeli. Recent sets have given options for treasure (Brass's Bounty), clues (Tamiyo's Journal), servos (Servo Schematic), and thopters (Pia and Kiran Nalaar). Adding in bounce/blink effects would let you keep the army growing.

A fun alternative win-con to ramping into a scary Eldrazi is transforming your token army. Day of the Dragons, Descent of the Dragons, and Dragonshift + Surge of Zeal/Burst of Speed allow a lethal strike out of pretty much nowhere.

More card draw too; Mind's Eye, Staff of Nin, Slate of Ancestry, Ichor Wellspring, Howling Mine, Temple Bell, etc. all get the job done in their own ways. Spell-based draw is good too; Jace's Ingenuity, Ponder, Telling Time, Faithless Looting etc.

Some cards that should also be considered: Trading Post, Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient, Goblin Welder, Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer, Solemn Simulacrum, Nevinyrral's Disk, Shimmer Myr, Feldon of the Third Path, and Hellkite Tyrant.

Firstmiracle on Wall-I

1 year ago

Hey dude, thought I'd comment it on here.

So let's round out my observations before we move to my opinions.

Win Conditions you have included are: Rolling Stones , Assault Formation , Wakestone Gargoyle , Vent Sentinel and Dragonshift. Of those, Wakestone doesn't really have a way to go off unless another win con is already out. So Wakestone + 1 or Vent Sentinel and Dragonshift are the only current ways to win a game.

Subthemes Detected:

Lifegain- Jaddi Offshoot , Perimeter Captain , Wall of Essence. All decent lifegain, Jaddi is good early, Perimeter is good mid, and Wall of essence is good all game, but particularly mid.

Tokens- Coral Barrier , Hornet Nest , Golden Guardian  Flip , Sprouting Phytohydra , Dragon Fodder , Parallel Lives , Kiora, the Crashing Wave. Coral Barrier does provide an evasion creature, and 1/1's with evasion are often under-rated. Hornet nest is great if you can keep it alive, and okay if it dies. Golden Guardian is an okay card if you can get some tokens out of it, but it doesn't die to anything in your deck right now. Sprouting Hydra is probably the best token card in this deck as it lines up with all of your themes, it has serious potential for combos. Dragon fodder doesn't belong here. Swap it out for a late game threat like Vigor for wall wins, or Luminarch Ascension if you plan to keep the token theme. Parallel lives is at best okay in this deck, if you had more than 10 things that made tokens, I would say its definitely important. Kiora is an okay planeswalker but I'll talk about her in a second.

Ramp- Ok so there's not enough of it. Overgrown Battlement , Ulvenwald Captive  Flip , Sol Ring, Cryptolith Rite. Commander games are won by casting several cards in a turn. Firm believer that if you have green, you run green ramp. Period. Bonus, Ulvenwald Captive is terrible ramp.

Card Draw- You're covered here. I think you have enough card draw.

Planeswalkers- Special Note, I think Kiora is a fun planeswalker, but she's not amazing in this deck. It'd be better to see something like Ajani Goldmane , or Elspeth, Sun's Champion for added tokens, boardwipes, and counters, as well as their emblems enable your win conditions.

Ok so now I'll start by suggesting things you could add to this deck.

Wall of Denial - My favorite Wall.

Tree of Redemption - Can get ugly dude. 0/40 is kinda great in a lifegain deck.

Kodama's Reach - good solid ramp.

Cultivate - Same as above.

Comet Storm - You have ramp, play a ramp board clear.

Kindred Summons - Pick wall.

Fireball - Very versatile in rampy decks.

Vandalblast - You have red, you need good artifact hate.

Supreme Verdict - Favorite Board Wipe

Wrath of God - AKA the Reset Button

Azorius Signet - Ramp

Izzet Signet - Ramp

Aetherflux Reservoir - Can become a win condition (that can be fetched with fabricate) if you have a strong life gain game.

Ajani Goldmane - Can combo with some win cons, has good passive benefits from behind the army of walls.

Elspeth, Sun's Champion - Same reasons as Ajani, but can also board clear creatures with 3 or greater power, so not your walls.

Now we move on to cards I suggest removing.

Ludevic's Test Subject  Flip - Dead weight. You will never want to pay mana for this ability, and if you do you are definitely losing it to removal. Not worth the investment.

Murmuring Phantasm - It's not bad, it just doesn't provide an additional benefit. You could find a better card for sure.

Ulvenwald Captive  Flip - By the time you have 7 mana to pay for the ability you are already playing your better cards. Just put in a bigger late game threat.

Golden Guardian  Flip - Only remove this if you elect not to add several 4 power or greater creatures to the deck.

Abrade - Swap for better removal. I suggest Comet Storm, or Vandalblast.

Arcane Denial - I'd personally trade it for a dozen other draw spells. Opt or Brainstorm or Ancestral Vision if you got it.

Lightning Helix - Okay so IDK what this is in here for. Its a good card in a tempo deck. You can do bigger and better with 2 mana. Play the long game.

Tower Defense - I'll admit, this can rarely win a game. However, Vigor Will just win you the game.

Ghostway - Looks okay with EtB triggers. Is good against boardwipe, but honestly, you have walls. They probably won't die that often, and if they do, you won't be bouncing more than 2-3 back to your hand. Is that honestly worth holding up 3 mana?

Colfenor's Urn - Maybe I don't understand the benefit. Run something like Sun Titan.

Parallel Lives - Get to the 10+ token generators, and this card is waaaaaaay better. As it stands now you may get 2-4 extra tokens in a game, if you draw it.

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